Staff

 

ASSOCIATE VETERINARIANS

Haley Daniel DVM – Associate Small Animal Veterinarian

Dr. Haley was born and raised in Rockwall, TX. Her father and grandfather were local veterinarians so she spent many days up at the clinic with her family. After graduating high school in 2009, she attended Texas A&M University to study Animal Science. After 3 years of undergraduate studies, she was accepted into the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine program. Dr. Haley married her classmate, Dr Paul Daniel, during their 4th year of Veterinary School. They both graduated in 2016 and are excited to start their careers in Victoria, TX. Dr. Haley and Dr. Paul have 4 dogs: Carli – a yellow lab, Bailey and Chunk – Two black mix breed dogs and Marshall – a golden-doodle. In Haley’s free time she enjoys running with her golden-doodle, traveling, going to Aggie football games, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

Paul Daniel DVM – Associate Large Animal Veterinarian

Dr. Paul is a native to Victoria and graduated from St. Joseph High School. In 2011, he received a bachelor’s of science in Biology and graduated in 2016 as a DVM from Texas A&M. Dr. Paul is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners, AVMA, and TVMA. He and his wife Dr. Haley Daniel, have joined CVC together. He enjoys hunting, fishing, Aggie football and spending time with his family. Dr. Paul is excited to be working in Victoria and surrounding counties, serving members in the community where he grew up.

 

MANAGERS

Jenna Janak – Small Animal Hospital Manager

Jenna was born in Victoria, Texas, and raised in the Mission Valley and Nursery area.  She was an active member of the Spring Creek 4-H club where she raised and showed lambs and steers for 8 years. She is certified and accredited in animal behavior and enjoys training obedience and bird hunting dogs. Jenna has made Victoria her home along with her husband Jeremy and two daughters, Nora and Finley. In her free time she enjoys running, fishing, and spending time with her daughters, especially attending their gymnastics meets.

 

Sally Kuecker – Large Animal Hospital Manager

Sally is a native to Victoria and has had 30 years experience in the animal management industry. She feels a strong devotion for animals and the people she serves. Sally and her husband, Steve, have 4 children, along with their 2 dogs, horses and longhorns. They live on a small ranch in a barndominium. She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her family and dogs. Sally keeps the clinic running with “controlled chaos” and oversees the daily large animal operations. Her attitude is contagiously fun and positive. She would love to schedule your next appointment for all your large animal needs.

 

Kelly Vickery – Office Manager

Kelly was raised in Port Lavaca, Texas and graduated from Calhoun High School. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria. After graduating from college, she pursued a 1000 hour internship and coursework in Long-Term Care Administration at Delmar Community College in Corpus Christi. Upon completion of the program, she obtained her license as a Long-Term Care Administrator through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Kelly has always had a passion for helping others and knew she would accomplish this through the care of animals. Kelly loves spending time with her two sons-Kyler and Kent-as well as her dog Chica. In her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking, miniatures, genealogy and traveling.

 

Susan Melvin – Office Manager

Susan was born and raised in the suburbs outside Kansas City. A love of the Gulf and year-round warm weather brought her to Victoria in 2013. She brings years of bookkeeping and customer service experience and a genuine interest and love of animals to CVC. When possible, she spends as much time as she can at the beach, live music festivals, reading, and exploring previously untraveled roads.

 

SMALL ANIMAL STAFF

Melody Greene – Receptionist

Melody-GreeneMelody was born in Bryan Texas and raised in Victoria Texas. She is a Memorial High 2009 graduate and attended the University of Houston-Victoria the following four years. She has two mixed breed dogs, Ben and Rocky, that she adores. She married her husband, Lance, in 2014 and they have two daughters together. She loves spending time with family and enjoying life.

 

Brittany Noack – Receptionist

Brittany-NoackBrittany was raised in Inez, Texas, graduated from St. Joseph High School in 2011, and currently attends Victoria College. She was an active member of the Wood-Hi 4H club where she raised and showed carcass steers and heifers for 10 years. She currently lives in Inez with her husband, Kyle, and her boxer, Sadie. She loves spending time with family and being outdoors.

 

Nita Rivas – Receptionist

Nita-RivasNita was born and raised in Beeville, Texas. She graduated from A.C. Jones High School and later attended Coastal Bend College where she received her Cosmetology License. In 2008, she started working at South Texas Veterinary Clinic in Beeville as a technician and receptionist. She now resides in Victoria, Texas with her fiance’ Andrew and 3 year old daughter Giuliana. She loves working with animals, spending time with family, reading and scrapbooking, and at times, hunting and fishing.

 

Jennifer DiSilvestro – Receptionist

Jennifer-DiSilvestroJennifer is a Texas transplant. She moved here from Kentucky in 1995 and has been here ever since. She has been through several different careers from teaching high school history classes, to education curator at the Texas Zoo, to working in the Veterinary profession for over 10 years. She enjoys her job as a receptionist and loves to bring a smile to all the clients she encounters. She is willing to help in all areas and has a true love for all animals. She is the proud Mom of two children, Jessica and Richard, and her rescue cat, Tuck. Her hobbies include spending time with family, serving on the children’s council at her church and studying for her master’s, along with following God’s lead in being the best person possible.

 

Stacy Crabb – Receptionist

Stacy-Crabb Stacy was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. She has worked in the Veterinary field for over 11 years. In that time, she has worn several different hats from office manager to technician, but has settled in quite nicely as a receptionist. She met her husband, Justin, in Texas but moved to Cape Cod when he was transferred by the Coast Guard. They returned to Texas as soon as possible to raise their family closer to her family. Together, they have a beautiful daughter named Autumn. They have three dogs; Norma Jeane, Ariah and Jackson, and three cats; Nala, Harley and Izzie. During her spare time she enjoys spending it with family and friends, shopping and working out.

 

Cody Loest – Technician

Cody-LoestCody was born and raised in Victoria County. He grew up living and working with all types of animals including exotics, domestic pets, and livestock which he entered in several local shows. After graduating from St. Joseph High School in 2010, Cody has been taking classes at Victoria College and doing what he loves; working with animals!

 

Leah Sparks – Technician

Leah-Sparks Leah was raised in Long Mott, Texas. She is a recent graduate from Calhoun High School, and now attends The Victoria College. She loves being around animals and enjoys the company of her own. She has two dogs, Boss and Bruiser, and also raises guineas and peacocks. She loves spending time with her family and being outdoors, so you can find her hunting or fishing in her spare time.

 

Barry Romano – Technician

Barry-Romano Barry was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and later moved to the United States after his mother married an American Soldier. He graduated from military school and later joined the Army where he served for 4 years. Barry has a passion for helping animals especially exotics. He enjoys exotic rescue and teaching others about them. Barry thanks God everyday for the opportunity to do what he loves, working with animals.

 

Kristina Brandl – Technician

Kristina BrandlKristina is from Victoria.

 

Tommy Hathaway – Technician

Tommy-HathawayTommy is from Beeville.

 

Kasha Smith – Technician

Kasha-SmithKasha is from Victoria.

 

Lauren Matula – Technician

Lauren is from Victoria.

 

Austin Beadles – Surgery Technician

A Texas native, Austin was born and raised in Dallas and moved to Frisco during high school. His senior year he decided to get into the Boer goat business and now raises show and breeding stock. He has made Victoria his home along with his wife, Keri, and together they spend much of their free time showing goats all over America and participating in artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Austin previously worked in a 7 doctor small animal practice in Frisco, Texas, for 3 years where he was a technician. They currently have 4 dogs: Emory, a Blue Heeler, Waco, a Red Border Collie, Vic, a Great Pyrenees Mix, and Kati, an American Cocker Spaniel. Along with the dogs they also have an indoor cat, 380, a calico domestic longhair.

 

Michelle Allen – Surgery Technician

Michelle Michelle was born in Kentucky and grew up in Goliad, Texas on a small farm with cattle, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. She was also active in 4-H showing rabbits and goats. In 2002 she graduated from high school and later went on to Coastal Bend College in Beeville where she studied art. In 2006 she began working as a veterinary technician in Beeville. She now resides in Victoria with her husband, Steve. In her free time she enjoys reading, painting, gardening and spending time with her pets.

 

Alex Cano – Surgery Technician

Alex-CanoAlex is from Victoria.

 

Sarah Heller – Boarding Technician

Sarah-HellerSarah was born in Cuero Texas. She was a member of Nursery 4H for 7 years where she showed pigs. Sarah graduated from West High School in 2012 and is now attending college to pursue her business degree. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Bonnie. Her hobbies include going to the beach, playing softball and cooking.

 

LARGE ANIMAL STAFF

Kristine O’Brien – Large Animal Receptionist

Kristine-O'BrienKristine is from Victoria.

 

Nicole Beard – Large Animal Technician

Leah newNicole grew up in Texas and graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University in Animal Science with specialization in equine reproduction, nutrition and management. She taught a variety of subjects as a school teacher for 6 years. You will see Nicole utilizing many skills as a receptionist, lab and veterinary technician at CVC, always eager to help where ever and when ever needed. Nicole and her husband Peter, have 3 children and numerous dogs and horses. She has been successful in managing a Quarter Horse breeding program for over 10 years. She enjoys riding, spending time with her family, being outdoors and enjoying life.

 

Jaimye Aiken – Large Animal Technician

JaymieJaimye was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. She has been in the veterinary field since 1998, and is a Certified Veterinary Assistant recognized by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Animals have been her passion since a little girl, from bottle raising orphans to wildlife rehab and dog breeding. With her free time she enjoys spending it with family and friends. She is married to her husband Charles and together they have two children, Laney and Connor. Along with their kids, they surround themselves with several 4 legged family members: Cassie an Old Spitz Mix, Kane a Husky, Juicy a Yorkie, Jade an Italian Greyhound and two cats Bob and Alex.

 

Bubba Brown – Large Animal Technician

Bubba is a native to Victoria, Texas. He graduated from Bloomington High School. He has a true love for horses and in his spare time enjoys rodeos and calf roping.

 

Julius McMahan- Large Animal Technician

Julius is from Victoria.

 

Jordan Goodner – Large Animal Technician

Jordan is from Victoria

 

Bridey Jacobs – Large Animal Technician

Bridey is from Victoria.

 

Crystal Pena – Large Animal Technician

Crystal is from Victoria.

 

Dallas Ponton – Large Animal Technician

Dallas is from Victoria.